Sports and activities
High school participation
Participating in high school sports and activities
Activity fees are:
$193 per activity – tennis, cross country running, cheerleading, track and field, drama debate/forensics
$204 per activity – flag football, volleyball, cross country skiing, football, wrestling, basketball, riflery, soccer
$215 per activity – gymnastics, swimming and diving, hockey
The activity fees are required unless:
- a student applies for and receives a fee waiver based on hardship through the school activity office
- or a family meets the $390 cap* for middle or high school activity fees.
*A family cap will be implemented once the students in a family have paid $390 to participate in activities including any combination of middle and high school activities.
Online payment of fees can be made using the Zangle/Q student information system.
Please note: Baseball, bowling, girls ice hockey and softball are not sponsored by ASD. Separate fees must be paid to the individual sponsor for these sports. These fees do not count toward ASD's family cap.
Students must meet the eligibility standards of the Anchorage School District and the Alaska School Activities Association to participate in activities. More information about eligibility, conditions of participation and letter award criteria can be found in the High School Activites Handbook section 3.
ASAA eligibility rules can found on the ASAA website.
The tobacco, alcohol, and controlled substances policy of the ASAA requires students and parents to watch a video and sign an acknowledgement form. Get more information and watch the "Play for Keeps" video :
How to register
When registering to participate in an activity please have the following:
- Health Exam form signed by doctor, student and parent/guardian. Health exams are good for one year and must be current through the season of the sport.
- High School Activity Participation form
- Concussion fact sheet and parent acknowledgement form for sports activities only.
- Sudden cardiac arrest form
- ASAA Tobacco, Alcohol & Drug Free acknowledgement form
- Fee Waiver Form- if seeking a waiver
Homeschool students in grades 9-12 can apply to participate in athletics at a public school. The eligibility of these students must be verified prior to the first day of practice of the sports' season. It is the parent and student responsibility to submit a current transcript and schedule to the ASD school to verify eligibility.
Updated transcripts and schedules must be submitted to the Activities Office by:
- July 24, 2017
- October 23, 2017
- January 8, 2018
- March 9, 2018
- May 28, 2018
The ASAA Eligibility Checklist for Students should be completed before arriving at the activities office of your neighborhood high school.
For more details
Visit the Alaska School Activities Association or check with the activities office at your neighborhood high school.
Alaska law requires school districts to have a program for the prevention and management of concussions in student athletes. See the documents below for an overview of ASD's program, concussion information, required forms and more.